Book Clubs

The Oswego Public Library District offers book clubs for a variety of ages.  Newcomers are always welcome!

ADULT SERVICES BOOK CLUBS

Sci-Fi, Fantasy, & Horror Book Club

Discusses plots, settings, and characters of favorite sci-fi, fantasy, and horror novels. Meets the second Tuesday of each month. Contact group moderator Andrea in Adult Services for more information.
Montgomery Campus  7:00 – 8:00 pm

Date Title Author
January 14 The Golem and the Jinni Helene Wecker
February 11 Bird Box Josh Malerman
March 10 Ender’s Game Orson Scott Card
April 14 Elantris Brandon Sanderson
May 12 Bone White Ronald Malfi
June 9 Here and Now and Then Mike Chen
July 14 Trail of Lightning Rebecca Roanhorse
August 11 Who Fears Death Nnedi Okorafor
September 8 Station Eleven Emily St. John Mandel
October 13 Craven Manor Darcy Coates
November 10 Circe Madeline Miller
December 8 No Discussion

Thursday Afternoon Book Discussion Group

Provides an opportunity for readers to share insights and discover new books. Meets the second Thursday of each month. Contact group moderator Laura in Adult Services for more information.
Oswego Campus  1:00 – 2:00 pm

Date Title Author
January 9 The Thirteenth Tale Diane Setterfield
February 13 An American Marriage Tayari Jones
March 12 Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine Gail Honeyman
April 9 The Lost Vintage Ann Mah
May 14 The Great Alone Kristin Hannah
June 11 The Woman Who Smashed Codes Jason Fagone
July 9 The Wife Between Us Greer Hendricks
August 13 The Leisure Seeker Michael Zadoorian
September 10 Lab Girl Hope Jahren
October 8 The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo Taylor Jenkins Reid
November 12 The Big Burn Timothy Egan
December 10 No Discussion

Mystery Book Club

Discusses plots, settings, and characters of favorite mysteries. Meets the third Wednesday of each month. Contact group moderator Andrea in Adult Services for more information.
Oswego Campus  7:00 – 8:00 pm

Date Title Author
January 15 Iron Lake William Kent Krueger
February 19 Sworn to Silence Linda Castillo
March 18 IQ Joe Ide
April 15 Stillhouse Lake Rachel Caine
May 20 Life or Death Michael Robotham
June 17 Down the River Unto the Sea Walter Mosley
July 15 A Death of No Importance Mariah Fredericks
August 19 The Bat Jo Nesbø
September 16 The Man Who Came Uptown George Pelecanos
October 21 Paper Ghosts Julia Heaberlin
November 18 A Beautiful Blue Death Charles Finch
December 16 No Discussion

Award Winners & Classics Book Discussion Group

Discusses classic novels and recent award winners. Meets the first Thursday of each month. Contact group moderator Gloria in Adult Services for more information. 
Oswego Campus 
7:00 – 8:00 pm

Date Title Author
January 2 The Stranger in the Woods Michael Finkel
February 6 A Gentleman in Moscow Amor Towles
March 5 Queenie Candice Carty-Williams
April 2 The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper Phaedra Patrick
May 7 This Is How It Always Is Laurie Frankel
June 4 The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter Carson McCullers
July 2 True Grit Charles Portis
August 6 Lily and the Octopus Steven Rowley
September 3 Trust Exercise Susan Choi
October 1 Manhattan Beach Jennifer Egan
November 5 Varina Charles Frazier
December 3 Did You Ever Have a Family Bill Clegg

NEXT CHAPTER BOOK CLUB

Adolescents and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities will read and discuss a book together.  Join us to have fun reading, learning, and making new friends!
Ages 16 – Adult
Oswego Campus  |  4:00 – 5:00 pm
Friday, March 13, 20, 27
Friday, April 3, 17, 24

YOUNG ADULT SERVICES BOOK CLUBS

For additional information about any of the Young Adult Services Book Clubs, contact Young Adult Services at 630-978-1655 or email YoungAdultServices@oswego.lib.il.us.  Registration is required.

PIZZA & PAGES

Come ready to talk about some of your favorite books and enjoy some pizza!
Grades 6-9
Oswego Campus  |  6:30 – 7:30 pm
Thursday, June 20
Thursday, July 25

YOUTH SERVICES BOOK CLUBS

For more information about any of the Youth Services Book Clubs, contact Youth Services at 630-978-1272 or email youthreference@oswego.lib.il.us.  Registration is required.

MISS BECKY’S BOOK CLUB

We’ll read a great book, discuss, and do a related activity at each class. Meets the third Wednesday of each month.
Grades K – 1
Oswego Campus  |  6:30 – 7:15 pm

 

KIDS + BOOKS = FUN!

At each class we’ll start reading a book & do a related activity. Copies of the book will be available to finish at home. Meets the Food may be served at this program.
Grades 2 – 3
Montgomery Campus  |  6:30 – 7:15 pm
Wednesdays

I Survived This Book Club

If you love the I Survived, series you’ll want to come to this book club. Each month we’ll read one of the books and do an awesome activity related to the story. Meets the third Monday of each month.
Grades 4– 5
Oswego Campus  |  6:30 – 7:15 pm